Mineral Land Tax

Mineral land tax is a tax paid by owners of freehold mineral rights. If you own mineral rights, you pay this tax each year. Your freehold ownership may be with the surface land or with minerals only.

The amount of mineral land tax you pay is based on both:

  • The size of your land
  • Whether or not you produce minerals

Tax Rate

If you produce minerals from your land, you pay $4.94 mineral land tax per hectare (ha), regardless of the size of your land.

If you don’t produce minerals, the amount of tax you pay depends on the size of your land as follows:

Land Area (ha) Tax Rate (per ha)
Up to 20,235 $1.25
Up to 40,470 $1.98
Up to 101,171 $2.70
Up to 202,343 $3.46
Up to 404,686 $4.20
More than 404,686 $4.94

You will receive a Notice of Mineral Land Tax Assessment each year in May. Payment is due by July 2.

Learn more about:

Land Status Searches

If you’re looking for information about a parcel of land, such as its address or who may be the assessed owner, the following resources are available:

BC Assessment

  • Limited information can be provided over the phone. Contact the office closest to the parcel you are inquiring about.
  • If you visit a BC Assessment office in person, you can learn much more about the parcel and view the assessment roll. You can also order reports for a small fee.
  • You can search BC Assessment’s property database through BC Online. Fees apply.

Geo BC

Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA)

  • Limited information can be provided over the phone.
  • If you visit an LTSA office in person, you can view more information about the parcel you are inquiring about. You can also order reports for a small fee.
  • You can conduct a title search through LTSA’s website. Fees apply.